katz, a studio , is alot different than a grocery store. pretty sad comparison. and yes i wash my vegeatables. there are germs and bacteria that dogs can pick up in stores also, that can cause them to get sick. i'm sure you would be concerned about that if you ever kept a dog longer than six months.
uhh... the bread they're standing next to is sealed, unless you're talking about the poster on the wall behind the bread. seriously kids, if it works you up this much, ask sienna for the name of the store and you can all harp at the manager. if it were such a big deal, they wouldn't have allowed her in. also, if dogs were so unsanitary they wouldn't allow service dogs near food at all...
Dusty...take her comment as water under the bridge! We ALL made grammar mistakes... Sienna....it has been brought up MANY Times that Terrific pets is NOT a place to correct people's grammar... How could you go so low to correct dusty?
Don't even worry about it, Dusty!!! You're AWESOME :)
thanks momma. i have had surgeries to repair my hands, but i have permanent loss of feeling and some function. its very hard when you know how to spell ,but keep hitting the wrong keys and have to keep re-checking what you typed. you dont realize how important your hands are until you lose them.
***Edited By: dusty082155 on 11/30/2006 9:39:29 PM*** Reason: spell check before sienna ragged on it
ask sienna... i wasn't there- but it looks like it's got plastic around it to me, but of course it's a blurry picture. you should bring that up to the manager too. unsealed uncovered bread DOES break health department code.
***Edited By: agentcooper on 11/30/2006 9:44:12 PM*** Reason: x
"also, if dogs were so unsanitary they wouldn't allow service dogs near food at all..."
Good point. You can't expect disabled people to be able to groom their dogs to perfection to keep the dander and dirt down.
Good pictures Sienna, Max looks like he had a lot of fun. You take very good care of that little man there.
I don't know how it is in other places, but at out local grocery store, I often see them spraying the shopping cart handles and seats with sanitizer. This should be mandatory. Regardless of whether you have an animal in it hor not, it gets on your clothes, and your hands, which can transfer to everything. Some people can have their allergies triggered by the slightest things.
If you keep a sharp eye out, you will see, these days, very many people are taking their dogs where they "don't belong". They are getting smaller due to irresponsible breeders, and they are a lot easier to hide in purses, or carriers that look like purses. I'm sure if Sienna was causing some sort of possible epidemic, someone would have said something to her. Judging on how quick people jumped on her here on a forum, imagine how much faster people would react had they seen it.
A lot of people, are like a lot of the posters of this board. They are completely quiet and non confrontational in public. They quietly tattle like cowards.
How do we know what happened? There could have been a whole brawl that went down because of this "epidemic". Dogs don't belong everywhere, period.
Not everyone is an animal lover and those people should be allowed to grocery shop in peace, as well.
I love my dogs, and I enjoy taking them places for dogs. Other then that, they are fine with leisurely relaxing at home, napping and keeping a watchful eye over the mailbox. Dogs being accepted in stores is a special privilege not a right.
And I believe it was pointed out that service dogs stay on the floor. Not carried above food. They also have a job and need to do it. They aren't there to go on an adventure and get compliments. Just because they are small enough to be carried around everywhere doesn't mean they should.
Why surprised, Pope? I never said I agreed with letting dogs go in grocery stores. To be honest, I don't see how a large service dog is much different than a small dog being kept close, though. Dogs shake, things happen.
I'd never take my dogs in a grocery store. I'd end up having to buy it to pay for the damages. There would be bread being used as tug toys, meat strewn over the floor, cereal busting out of the boxes. I can keep control of my dogs, but I'm only one lady, with 17 of them. ;)
HOWEVER, I do take my Pomeranian to the "farmers market" (what we have of one here) in the summer. Though, that could be considered completely different by some, or the same by others. Who knows, but I'm not prohibited from doing it, and it's not just one little family that owns it, it's more of a community thing. It's like a grocery store outside catering to specific needs. But everything is kept just about the same.
There are obviously certain places where dogs shouldn't be allowed. Some people don't think dogs should be allowed in nursing homes or hospitals either, keep in mind. Luckily, at least a few dog laws aren't too ridiculous, and allow them there when they *need* to be there for others. Completely different setting still, but it could also be considered unsanitary by very many.
I'm sure Sienna understands a lot better now. I'd really blame the manager, or store workers, for allowing it, not Sienna. I wouldn't leave my dog outside if I needed to help someone, and it were with me. He would be taken home, but she was in a pretty unique situation here.
Husky, that's the sad part...based on her posts it doesn't sound like she has learned much. It still sounds like she doesn't see anything wrong with what she did, or atleast from others perspective.
Second, she claims the dog stayed in the cart, etc. but in the pic she is holding it up in her arms around the bread. Hey...I don't know about the rest of you, but the last I checked, "dingle berries" fall down due to gravity. Well groomed or not...there is to much room for "things" to have gotten onto food.
Lastly, Just to vent a bit......Very "childish" to bring up typos...obviously you were unable to think of anything else to say at that moment....next time maybe you shouldn't say anything. You've been on this forum long enough to know how it goes.